CVA specializes in traditional side-lock muzzleloading firearms like their already popular Optima series of muzzleloading rifles and pistols. New for 2021 is the CVA Paramount HTR with ballistics that is comparable to a 300 Win Mag. The Paramount also features some great high-quality components and boasts sub-moa accuracy at 300 yards and beyond.
CVA Paramount HTR Muzzleloader in 40 and 45 Calibers
The CVA Paramount HTR comes with a carbon fiber stock with an adjustable cheekpiece, Bergara free-floated barrel, and a Variflame breech plug/ignition.
The Paramount HTR is the new addition to the PARAMOUNT Series for 2021, and it will be offered in both .40 and .45 calibers. Like all of the Paramount models, the HTR is designed to handle “super-magnum” propellant charges up to 170 grains by volume (119 by weight) of Blackhorn® 209. Therefore, the Paramount HTR can provide muzzle velocities comparable to centerfire rifles. Paired with PowerBelt ELR 225 grain .40 caliber or 285 grain .45 caliber bullets, which were specially designed for the PARAMOUNT™, the HTR can produce muzzle velocities previously thought unattainable from a muzzleloader — like 2850 FPS in the .40 and 2475 FPS in the .45, which are comparable velocities to a .300 Win Mag and a .308, respectively. But speed is worth nothing without the accuracy to put those shots where they belong, and with its nitride treated, stainless steel Bergara® barrel, sub-MOA groups are easily attainable. Unlike the original Paramount, the HTR (which stands for “Hunter”) has a more hunting-oriented stock design, and it is dipped in the new Realtree Hillside camo pattern for excellent concealment capability in a variety of terrains. While this stock is slightly lighter than that of the original PARAMOUNT, it still has an adjustable comb for perfect eye-to-optic alignment and the internal aluminum chassis that provides a rock-solid foundation for the action and free-floating barrel. Truly, the Paramount HTR provides serious muzzleloader hunters with the most long-range capable hunting muzzleloader ever developed.
- Calibers: .40, .45
- Free Floating Barrel
- 26″ Threaded 3/4×20 Barrel
- Twist Rate: 1:20″ (.40 cal) / 1:22″ (.45cal)
- Nitride-Treated Stainless Steel
- Weight: 9.6 lbs
- PowerBelt ELR bullets
- VariFlame® Breech Plug
- Adjustable Cheek Rest
- Internal Aluminum Chassis
- Carbon Fiber Collapsible Loading Rod
- One-Piece Solid Aluminum Range Rod
- Molle Pouch to store CF Loading Rod
- Includes VariFlames and Priming Kit
- Quake® CLAW® Flush Cup Sling
- Lifetime Warranty*
- Scope Not Included
I find it very interesting that a muzzleloader would have a bolt action as well as an adjustable carbon-fiber stock. Those features in tandem with the “super-magnum” capability in both 45 and 40 calibers put this muzzle-loading rifle on part with some commercially available centerfire rifles.
If you want to get your hands on a new CVA Paramount HTR, the MSRP on these rifles starts at $1225, for both the 45 and 40 caliber versions.
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